near miss definition

  • noun:
    • A narrowly prevented collision involving a couple of aircraft, vessels, ships, or cars.
    • A missile hit that is exceptionally near to yet not on target.
    • something which fails by a very thin margin: the woman promotion when it comes to Senate had been a near skip.
    • a miss that has been almost a winner or collision
    • a scenario which stops safely but might well have finished in disaster
    • an endeavor which fails narrowly; a performance which falls simply short of a certain standard
    • an accidental collision that's narrowly prevented

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